Friday, March 21, 2008

Randomness

Sometimes it strikes me. Walking around town often means seeing some very random things.

 

Things like a dog sticking its head out the window of a parked car and howling. Looking for its owner, no doubt. A quick pat on the head quiets him down for a little while, but before I reach the end of the block I hear him crying again:

 

Or how about stumbling upon the Cardiovascular Fitness Guide exercise area behind the VA hostpital? I wonder if I need a little help with the ol' heart?:

 

 

And then yesterday I saw a bunch of glued puzzles that had been discarded into an alley. Somebody went to the trouble of putting them together, and then decided they were no longer needed:

 

Plus if you need large volumes of water, I know where to go; the Automatic Water Salesman of course! Where 25 cents will still get you 100 gallons of H2O!:

 

And sometimes things just make me laugh, like signs telling you that there is brain-melting radio waves in the area. Too bad you have to be within 5 feet of the massive transmitting tower before you can read the sign telling you to be wary:

 

I'm not sure why I enjoy these little random things, but they are what make me want to get out and SEE the city I live in with my own two eyes. Because nobody else will see the same things that I will, and nobody else will think they are as funny as I do. :)

4 comments:

Mike said...

Great photos as usual Tombo. You seem to have an eye for the unusual and those always make for great photos.

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Granny J said...

tombo -- tho we are separated by a couple of generations, we share certain similarities. I am enchanted by discovering such things as your discarded jigsaw puzzles or the tree with a face I included in my very first post. In fact, I have in my iPhoto library, a handful of pictures that are almost exactly the same as some you have posted! At this point, if I make a real find,I figure I have to post right away or Tombo will put it up first!

TomboCheck said...

Mike - Thanks! I've got to try to keep it interesting around here right?

mp3 - thanks!

GJ - I have to say that I draw a lot of inspiration from the photos that you take. Peas of the same pod perhaps?